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Pakistani veteran actor Zaheen Tahira dies

Legendary Pakistani actor Zaheen Tahira passed away. She was 79.

One of the most senior actors in the history of Pakistan's television, Tahira starred in over 700 drama serials in lead and supporting roles.

She was known for playing strong characters mainly on Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Karachi centre from the late 1960s to 1980s.

Tahira fronted Pakistan's record breaking serial "Khuda Ki Basti" in 1969 by Shaukat Siddiqui. The show went on to get its re-telecasts in 1974 and 1990.

She also received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in recognition of her work in the Pakistani entertainment industry in 2013.

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